Positive Parenting Articles

Kids Always in Battle Mode? Here’s How to Peacefully Restore the Peace

By | 2017-10-20T07:57:39+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Kim DeMarchi

Bickering about toys. Battles over who goes first. Tiffs, tats, tattling, too: It’s not very fun to listen to kids in conflict.

Understandably, if you’re like many of us, you move to extinguish the conflict as quickly as […]

Kids Fighting All the Time? 11 Ways to Stop the Squabbles and Build a Family Team

By | 2017-10-20T07:59:40+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

by Kim DeMarchi

No one likes it when their children bicker and battle. It’s draining and exhausting to listen to, and it can even decrease the emotional safety in the home—exactly the place where everybody has the right to feel […]

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Common Misbehaviors (That Are Totally Normal) at Every Age

By | 2017-10-20T08:01:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Kim DeMarchi

One of the first books many women buy when they find out they’re pregnant is What To Expect When You’re Expecting. After the baby arrives, so does the next volume in the series: What to Expect the First Year.

Somewhere […]

Here Comes Another! 9 Ways to Help Your Firstborn Adjust to a New Baby

By | 2017-10-20T08:01:44+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Kim DeMarchi and Ann DeWitt

Many parents imagine their children in a blissful future state: playing together, getting along, laughing, treating each other kindly, and always having each other’s backs.

But a new baby can cause serious upheaval for older […]

Why Senseless, Silly Fun is Good for You. Plus, 10 Ideas for Free Family Fun

By | 2017-10-20T08:02:18+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Ann DeWitt and Kim DeMarchi

So many families we’ve worked with confess they’ve somehow lost sight of the fun in raising kids. That’s understandable: There are jobs to do. Homework to complete. Children to shuttle. Dinner to make. Bedtime […]

Parents-in-Chief: Does Authoritarian Parenting Work?

By | 2017-10-20T08:03:31+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Positive Parenting Articles|Tags: , |

By Ann DeWitt and Kim DeMarchi

We absolutely believe in parenting with high expectations and firm boundaries. But there’s a big difference between firm, loving parenting and an overly “strict,” authoritarian approach.

Far more common 50 years ago, strict parenting is […]

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